“But I think they are having a good time,”
said a young man who recently visited
Club Paradise, a brothel in Spain.
“...having a good time” is the big lie.
Most of the prostitutes in Spain, where prostitution is legal, are not Spanish; they are brought in illegally from other countries, and the women are held as slaves. From a story in The New York Times:
She had expected a job in a hotel. But when Valentina arrived here two months ago from Romania, the man who helped her get here — a man she had considered her boyfriend — made it clear that the job was on the side of the road.Read the article: In Spain, Women Enslaved by a Boom in Brothel Tourism, The New York Times>>
He threatened to beat her and to kill her children if she did not comply. And so she stood near a roundabout recently, her hair in a greasy ponytail, charging $40 for intercourse, $27 for oral sex.
“For me, life is finished,” she said later that evening, tears running down her face. “I will never forget that I have done this.”
- Image is from the website of Club Paradise>>